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' Lake Tanganyika water colored in green

Green color of Lake Tanganyika waters is natural phenomenon, expert in hydrobiology says

09-11-2018 Lake Tanganyika has a green color since the morning of September10. Some residents of Bujumbura say it is the first time they observe such a phenomenon. They fear that the lake has become polluted. “I’m afraid to touch the lake water since it has become green. I think that (...)
' Houses built around Buterere wastewater management center

Uncontrolled constructions around Buterer wastewater management center to be destroyed?

09-11-2018 The Environment, Interior, Public Security and Public Works ministers conducted a joint visit this September 10, 2018 to see the construction around the Buterere wastewater treatment center. The population around fear the possible destruction of their houses. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment says the government has set up (...)
' School materials displayed in one of the halls at “Palais des Arts” in Bujumbura

Burundi: Parents and students ready for new school year

09-07-2018 Since the education ministry has announced the date of the beginning of the new school year, parents and students hurry to buy school materials. Notebooks, uniforms, pencils, pens… are displayed in different places of the capital Bujumbura. Pasteur Bizimana, a seller in Bujumbura says parents and students often start (...)
' Lumitel representatives brought technicians to forcibly open the closed doors at the sales offices in Bujumbura city

Burundi: Lumitel staff ask government to intervene in their struggle for better working conditions

09-07-2018 The staff of Vietel Burundi Cell Company known as “Lumitel” staged a strike protesting against bad working conditions this Thursday, September 6. They call on Burundi government intervene. At around 9:30 a.m., doors were still closed at sales offices in Bujumbura city center. “We left the offices well closed (...)
' Arthur Mugisha: “Everyone was helped in a way or another to get where they are, we have to help people in need”.

Youth led organizations engaged in charitable activities despite lack of financial support

09-06-2018 The International Day of Charity is celebrated every year on 5 September. In Burundi, youth led organizations that are dedicated to charity related activities are going well despite the lack of financial support. Arthur Mugisha, co-founder of Youth Building Synergy to end poverty-YBSP, says his association is proud of (...)
' Edouard Ndikumasabo: “The decision comes to worsen the situation”

Parents plead for reopening of closed schools one week before new school year

09-05-2018 Following the decision of the ministry of education to close the fourth cycle (from 7th to 9th graders) of the fundamental school with poor performance a week before the new school year, parents say their children will not have way to study. Edouard Ndikumasabo, chairman of the national association (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “People in Burundi can now report child sexual abuse encountered online”.

FENADEB to combat child pornography online

09-05-2018 Burundi National federation of Child Rights Organizations- FENADEB, in partnership with Internet Watch Foundation-IWF, has launched this 4 September a new reporting portal to combat the international cybercrime and online proliferation of child pornography in Burundi. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of FENADEB, says people can now report child sexual abuse (...)
' Janvière Ndirahisha: " Parents should register their children to other “more successful” schools"

Burundi: Closed schools’ representatives concerned about students’ future

09-04-2018 The ministry of education has closed the fourth cycle (from 7th to 9th graders) of Fundamental teachings of at least thirty private schools operating in Burundi, among them “Lycée de l’avenir”, “Lycée technique Bukirasazi”, “Sunshine College”, “Lycée Technique de la Foi”, “Lycée de la Comibu de Nyabakiba”, “Lycée Jabe” (...)
' Goreth Mukiramana:“The center records about 120 cases of SGBV per month”

Burundi: Over 600 cases of victims of gender based violence recorded in 2018

09-04-2018 From 2003 to date, Seruka Center has recorded around 19950 cases of sexual and gender based violence- SGBV. 610 of them were recorded during the last eight months in 2018. Goreth Mukiramana, legal representative of Seruka center says the latter records about 120 cases of SGBV per month. “Over (...)
' Gilbert Becaud Njangwa: “The decision will affect private schools’ program as the school year will begin in few days.”

Some private school owners call on Education Minister to suspend school fees harmonization

08-30-2018 The ministry of education has recently decided to harmonize the payment of school fees in private schools in Burundi. The decision sets fees to be paid according to the categories to which schools belong. Some school officials call on the minister to cancel the decision. Gilbert Bécaud Njangwa, Legal (...)
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